I Have Done 33 Kickstarters Now!!
They are always fun to start. The decisions and the work to put them together is also fun, but coming down to that moment you hit “Launch Project” is just exciting. It does not get old.
I assume you know we launched a Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Subscription Drive 2023 Kickstarter about two days ago, right at noon.
The patterns of Kickstarters is that for the first day or so, they really jump. Right now the Pulphouse Kickstarter funded in 40 minutes and in six hours had hit the first stretch goal. And now we are only a short distance from the next stretch goal.
It’s on the third stretch goal that we open up Pulphouse Fiction Magazine to submissions for only the backers who help us on this subscription drive. That will be fun for me, the editor, to be honest.
Then most campaigns are slow through the middle time and then surge at the end. Or we hope there is a surge. (grin)
And the magazine is going monthly now as well.
I know that seems a big jump from six issues a year. And since the last subscription campaign, we only got out three issues because of my eye problems. So anyone who took a subscription last year still has three issues left, which will be the October, November, and December issues. That’s why we are giving everyone a six issue subscription no matter the reward they sign up for. That will get everyone to the next subscription drive next July.
Of course you can go for a year as well to take you beyond. Everything helps.
Also we are working at the same time on a Pulphouse Shopify store. That will be really fun and I will announce the launch in a few weeks.
Our Kickstarter campaigns always have nifty workshops as well. We call them special workshops and they are only available through the Kickstarter. They are never put up for sale anywhere else.
The titles of the two special workshops this time are:
KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS…This workshop’s title pretty much describes what many Pulphouse stories are at their core. A known thing turned strange (think a lot of Twilight Zone stories) or a strange thing written as if it is known.
This workshop will help you learn how to do that in three short weeks. It will be a class that will surprise and shock you at times.
I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M WRITING THIS… All writers have a moment in a few stories where they surface and shake their heads and say to themselves: “I can’t believe I’m writing this.” But for most writers, these moments are few and far between, and they often signal that the story will be different and great and that is what sells. Same and boring never sells.
In three weeks we will help you access that part of your writing skills that allows you to write fiction that you can’t believe you wrote. This will be an eye-opening and really fun class.
Both are three-week classes and the third assignment is to write a short story. You have your choice of taking either class in August or September. More details on the Kickstarter. And yes, you can get them both for a discount.
But remember, these workshops will never be for sale. Only get them through the campaign.
Don’t miss this one Kickstarter. My 33rd… It has all sorts of fun stuff. Thanks!!
Below is me talking about what the campaign contains. (Might have to click it twice to start.)